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states. a defiant chris christie says he will not let the hysteria over the new jersey bridgegate scandal distract him from what he calls his real job or his second-term agenda. the governor has denied knowing anything about the politically motivated lane closings at the george washington bridge. in a radio interview wednesday, christie was asked about the impact of the state legislature's investigation. >> of course it distracts, but it doesn't prevent us from doing our job. i mean, sure, because if you spent any amount of time on it during any day, that's time that you otherwise would be spending on something else. so, of course, to some extent, but it's an important thing to have to look into and get to the bottom of, and as i've said before, we'll spend the time that we need to spend on it, on appropriate investigations, and then when we have all the information we need, we'll put it out to the public. >> governor christie acknowledged that his approval numbers have dropped considerably, but he says they're still better than most governors across the country. >>> all right, we're gett
, it's chris christie all the time. listen to hbo bill maher give rachel maddow a hard time with that. >> i have been in love with msnbc, which i am still in love with msnbc, but i tongue in cheek said i'm going to have to break up with you because you've become obsessed with another man, chris christie. >> i am obsessed with christie story unapologetically and will continue while amazing things in that story continue to happen. >> this is an actual scandal. it's not watergate. he's not the president. he's not even a guy who ever himself said he was going to be running for president. >> you heard that word, watergate. is it as big as rachel maddow seems to think it is. i brought in the best possible to ask, one half of the team that broke watergate open, carl bernstein, now a cnn commentator. welcome. >> good to be here. >> i was curious whether you agree more with bill maher or rachel maddow. >> i'm probably in the middle for a number of reasons, not least of which is that we're dealing here with ideologically driven cable networks. and that is not about rep per toirl decisions. it's
fannie packs. >>> new jersey governor chris christie says the investigation into bridgegate is a distraction that will not prevent him from doing his job. on his ask the governor radio show, christie said he won't give in to the hysteria surrounding specific questions into that political scandal that just won't go away. christie says people want to work with him. >> i was at a town hall meeting today in longville township. 525 people there and not one question on any of this stuff. people want me to do my job. i'm going to do my job. if the legislature wants to be partisan and political and block the agenda that the voters voted for in november for their governor, the only person all the voters voted for, then they'll have to put up with the political consequences that come along with that. >> christie continues to defend his handling of bridgegate as the investigation moves forward into the lane closures last year on the george washington bridge. >>> will she or won't she? hillary clinton hasn't said if she plans to run for president in 2016 but her fiery speeches and her s
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. thanks so much for joining me. chris christie going back to his political roots today holding his second town hall of the year in morris county, new jersey. that's where christie began his political career some 20 years ago. our chief congressional correspondent, dana bash, has more from washington. good morning, dana. >> good morning, carol. it is 111th town hall. who is counting, right? he is known for in new jersey for doing this kind of back and forth. it is something that he and his aides believe has helped with his popularity there. he is going to need all the help he can get because, never mind nationwide, even in new jersey, he has seen his popularity plummet because of all the scandals that are surrounding him. the name of the game for him at this point is really to just keep his eyes on his current job, his day job, to be the governor of new jersey, to have these kind of town halls. the last one that he had was about sandy relief. this is going to be more focused on the big speech that he gave yesterday, which is his budget. if you look at the kind of budget that he proposed, o
scandal that won't go away for new jersey governor chris christie. those tapes which were recorded during that massive traffic tie up on the george washington bridge were released by emergency officials in ft. lee, new jersey. cnn is going through the recordings right now. investigative correspondent joins us from washington. he's one of the guys going through those records. tell us more. >> reporter: good morning. we have more than 20 hours of 911 tapes during that week where the bridge lanes were closed. remember ft. lee was hardest hit by those lane closures, two of the three lanes from ft. lee on to that bridge was closed. and that really made ems officials very concerned. at the time the ems coordinator there wrote a letter and said trips that should have taken a few minutes took more than three times that long. so these tapes are a real-time window into the havoc that this traffic jam was causing. if you remember there was a story of a 91-year-old woman who had a heart attack. the paramedics were caught in some of that gridlock. her daughter later said she didn't think the gridlock
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in the incident are now on administrative lead while the investigation is ongoing. >> new jersey governor chris christie is facing voter's questions he'll face the questions from the ask the governor radio show. they're said to hold another town hall. one of the hot topics could be the whole bridge kwaet controversy. he did hold a town meeting last week in new jersey where that honestly never came up at all. >>> officials are investigating a massive cold ash spill. at least 30,000 tons of toxic coal ash released into the river when a pipe broke. protesters were demanding that company remove the ash stored at its plants. >>> an explosion forcing dozens of people to evacuate their homes in louisiana. look at this, hazmat crews were on the scene this morning. officials say the crew was drilling a gas well when there was a sudden explosion. so far, no reports of injuries and no word of evacuation. >>> a big victory in the battle against childhood obesity, according to federal data, obesity in children between the ages of 2 and 5 has decreased over 40% in the last decade. much of that reduction comi
. >>> all right, this morning, new jersey governor chris christie back in the spotlight, holding a town hall to talk about superstorm sandy relief funds while the federal investigation into bridgegate apparently heating up. attorneys for former campaign manager bill stepien say he's now being investigated by federal agents for any role he may have had in the shutdown of the lanes on the george washington bridge. now, steppen has so far refused to turn over documents to state lawmakers. >>> in phoenix this morning, a police officer is fighting for his life after a standoff and gunfire that left a fellow officer and a suspect dead. police say officers were trying to stop a man on an outstanding warrant when he hopped in a car, led them on a chase, crashed into other cars, then ran, leading to the shoot-out. none of the names of those involved have yet been named. >>> in montana this morning, more than 300 miles of interstate 90 are closed because of the threat of avalanches. there were six minor slides already on monday. authorities are worried additional rain and snow could cause more. meanwh
. responding officers shot and killed the suspect. >> new jersey governor chris christie trying to shift focus from bridgegate. he will hold will the townhall today. a report last month blamed the state for miss handling thousands of dollars of recovery money requests. this as attorneys for the former campaign manager say he is now being investigated by federal agents for any role he may have had for the shutdown of lanes on the garage washington bridge. >>> we'll keep dipping back to ukraine. but we do also have to follow what's going on here with the extreme cold grip strange link the northeast this morning. these records date back to the 1800s. take a look at the map. how bad can it get? indra petersons knows it all. indra? >> it's actually march now. we're still talking about the jet stream doing all the way doing even into the southeast. this morning, indianapolis, still single digits. burlington without a windchill looking at subzero temperatures. we're talking about temperatures currently below freezing. we have already broke records. we continue to see these record-breaking morning low
dead. >>> governor chris christie speaking out on bridgegate. he says he will not give into the hysteria of the story. he also called it a distraction and said it won't prevent him from doing his job. >>> a dramatic rescue in new york. two young people allegedly in prison and forced to work as prostitutes. police arresting 35-year-old andy at this long island home. the 15-year-old described as a run away and a 21-year-old who police say was held captive over a year. he pled not guilty to charges. >>> let's return to the top story. a siege on a government building in ukraine escalating the conflict there this morning. that's on top of russia's military doing dprils along the dor ber. let's bring in the chief national security responsibility gym sciutto. the plan was supposed to be for the u.s. to tell russia stay away. >> the u.s. officials said for russia to intervene would be a grave mistake. we talked to pentagon officials. their read is that this is largely for a russian domestic audience, a show of strength. they don't believe russia's going to make a move and bring
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